modality

noun mo·dal·i·ty \ mō-ˈda-lə-tē \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of modality

plural modalities
1 a : the quality or state of being modal
b : a modal quality or attribute : form
2 : the classification of logical propositions (see proposition 1) according to their asserting or denying the possibility, impossibility, contingency, or necessity of their content
3 : one of the main avenues of sensation (such as vision)
4 : a usually physical therapeutic agency

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First Known Use of modality

1545


Medical Dictionary

modality

noun mo·dal·i·ty \ mō-ˈdal-ət-ē \

medical Definition of modality

plural modalities
1 : one of the main avenues of sensation (as vision)
2 a : a usually physical therapeutic agency
b : an apparatus for applying a modality


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